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My first Celeste Card and Ismaki Challenge #35

 

sorry, it’s had to be photographed flat, as the Pearlidoodles are still drying.

It’s the first time that I’ve had a chance to take part in Isa’s Ismaki Challenges.

Supplies:

 

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K – Monogram – UK STampers – Challenge #5

phew, managed to get my entry done last night.

This week’s was a to do a large monogram of your name.  Obviously then, mine was a “K”.  I did wonder what I’d use it for then it occured that as it’s Karen’s birthday tomorrow, I will add it to her flowers (I used the same stamps as for her card).

Supplies:

Check out the challenge over at their Cyberblog (there a link in my side bar), as there’s blog candy up for grabs, and you’ve still got a few hours to get it done.

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Another go at the UK STamper Sunday Challenge (No 4)

Supplies:

 How to:

  1. Cut the 12×12 piece of cardstock in half, and score down the middle of one of the pieces to create a 6×6 card.
  2. With Palette Noir ink stamp the leaf stem around the card.
  3. Cut a piece of the white cardstock to 4×4 and stamp the 3-step heart in the Bashful Blue, Red Magic and Palette Noir ink.
  4. Fill in some of the gaps with the small flower image using Certainly Celery ink.  Ticket Punch all four corners.
  5. Matt the white piece on to 4.5×4.5 piece of black cardstock and Ticket Punch the Corners.
  6. Then position it slightly towards the upper lefthand side of the card (but not too high).
  7. With the Wizard machine, and using the middle die, cut out a tag, and edge with the Red Magic dewdrop.
  8. Stamp “Thanks so much” in Certainly Celery on this.  I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to get the correct placement.
  9. Cut a small piece of the green gingham ribbon, and mount underneath where the flower will go.
  10. Punch a hole in the tag, and mount the flower (secured with the large brad.
  11. Add Leaf Green Pearlidoodles to the centres of the stamped flowers, and then drop it on the floor to squash them!

 

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UK Stampers – Challenge No. 4 – Red, White and Blue

I’ve just managed to finally do one of the UK STamper weekly challenges set by Effemera each Sunday.

This week’s theme was a congratualations or thank you card in red, white and blue.

Supplies:

  • Mixed Bouquet Set (SU)
  • Circle of Friendship Set (SU)
  • Bashful Blue Classic Ink (SU)
  • Brocade Blue Classic Ink (SU)
  • Chocolate Chip Classic Ink (SU)
  • 1 1.4″ circle punch (SU)
  • Red Magic Versamagic Dewdrop
  • White notecard (SU) – all SU bits from Stampingcaz.
  • Narrow red ribbon

How to:

  1. Stamp the dotty flower stamp using the Red Magic Dewdrip three times across the bottom of the card.
  2. Stamp the leaf image in Brocade Blue twice.
  3. Next using Bashful Blue stamp the circle several times (try to use an un-even number).
  4. Using Chocolate Chip stamp the “Congratualations” from Circle of Friendship set, and punch out with circle punch.  With 3-d foam, place it bottom righthand side.
  5. Tie small piece of red ribbon around the spine.

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I managed to hop over to see Caz and her adorable boys yesterday afternoon, and as usual had a smashing time, and came away with some lovely stamped bits and pieces.  Also a very large box of SU bits, two month’s worth of SU Club and some extra sets.

I have to say that Guy seemed a little shocked as I started to cut them out at the sheer number, and didn’t seem very convinced by the 2 month’s worth argument I put forward!

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Cute Card Thursday (8) Garden and (9) Gems combined

 I’d started doing Cute Card Thursday last week, which had a Garden theme, and didn’t have time to finish it, so I combined the gems (or in this case Mink Special Edition Zoomz) on to the card to cover both challenges.

Acutally, it works quite well, because The Galaxy put up some Zoomz as prizes on the Challenge this week, so it’s quite appropriate to include Zoomz on my card – not hard though, as I use them all the time anyway.

Supplies:

 

Pretty straight forward card really, cut out the innter circle from white cardstock, stamped on the summer tree image from the set and coloured in with COPICS.  Matted on pink, then green, then brown cardstock.

Stamped french manuscript on pink cardstock twice (one below the other), the cut out and inked on Chocolate Chip ink.  Put on a larger than I would normally use matt, and then used then produced ticket corners.  Tied round some brown organza ribbon, and a tiny scrap of cream silk ribbon. ** Zindorf’s inspiring me so much at the moment, and the sponged on Chocolate Chip ink was a homage to her, also I saw a fabbie card on Deb‘s blog, and this gave me the idea for using the script stamp (I think the original card came from Heather).

The floral pattern paper was cut to size, and edged with Old Olive ink, then placed on the lefthand side, added the manuscript section over the top, and the circle image over this positioned slightly to the top right.

Zoomz placed at bottom left, and more coffee organza round spine.

I will place an insert inside with a stamped image, and decorate the envie as usual, and also I stamp an old Handstamped image on the back of the card (it’s an old SU set that I bought from Caz).

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In our house, these pesky Sylvanian’s get everywhere (as you can see from the pic).  Lydia’s just taken delivery of the Wedding Chapel, thus the bridge and groom are out for a photographic opportunity before getting hitched!

Thank to Guy I got a better picture of the card than my first attempt, apparently (and as he’s just proved) it’s not the camera, but me.  I think I really do need to invest in a light tent, as I can’t phaff around taking things outside to photograph.

Hopefully, when I get a studio outside, then I can have a light tent permanently set up.


 

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80th Birthday card

Supplies:

  • Pattern Paper – English Paper Company
  • Green Cardstock – Prism
  • PM Buff, Cream and Brown cardstock
  • Stamps:  Fish and Basket (on the inside of the card) – Creative Expressions & Hand Stamped By (SU)
  • COPIC Markers
  • Chiaro Flo Clear Embossing Powder – SG-me! 
  • Palette Noir Ink
  • Versamark & Lime Green Fluid Chalk Ink
  • Green Stitched Ribbon – AMM
  • Scor-it Board
  • Cricut with Base Camp Cartridge
  • Loopy Bard – Karen Foster

TIPS:

Used the Base Camp cartridge to cut the 80 and the postal stamp rectange and shadow background.

Stamped out the fish, roughly coloured in with COPICs, covered with Versamark and then several layers of Chiaro Flo (I know that it’s our own product, but it really is the most amazingly clear EP!).

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Well, well, well …………. Peep Show won best Situation Comedy at the BAFTA’s last night, it was worth sitting through the whole thing just to see that.  Such a shame the lovely David Mitchell didn’t win best Comedy Actor (he was robbed).  I’m not a fan of Gavin & Stacy and don’t see the appeal of the fat chap, James somethingorother, who did win.

To celebrate I ordered the Series 1 of Peep Show for Rob (ohhh, I admit it me too)  – who is now a massive convert to the series and a huge fan of the wonderful creation of Mark Corrigan.

 

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Another quick card with from the Anna Griffin stuff

just a really quick, clean and simple card using card blank and green cardstock and pattern paper from set, a spare piece of ribbon, Angel Kisses in old pink, PM green jewel brads, a scrap of pink BG pattern paper (embossed with Cuttlebug folder), “Plant your dreams” stamp (Savvy), Pretty in Pink Ink from SU, Versamagic Dewdrops in Pixie Pink and Gingerbread.

I also used my new SU sprial punch and on the inside of the card the SU flowers and swirls jumbo wheel.

Have to say I like taking photos on the new worksurface in the kitchen, very glossy reflection!

Parental Control, Toodles and I are off to Whipsnade Zoo for the day tomorrow, and then staying at the wonderful Pendley Manor hotel for the night – of course, this means that the Guys’ will be left at home – but apparently they will have a replacement cook in Rob’s girlfriend, Bekka.  T’wd seem that she’s been co-opted in to cook supper for the three of them on Saturday night.

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Lola with Flowers card

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sorry, really brief post.

This stamp is Lola with Flowers from the Simon & Lola collection that I received on Saturday.  Isn’t it the cutest?

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mmmmmmmmm……new ribbon just fell into my basket

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isn’t it luverly…..just couldn’t resist it.

Boss was away today, so I took the opportunity to actually have a lunch break, and skipped over to Creative Living near Limpsfield.  They had this truly lush ribbon loitering with intent on top of one of the cabinets, so it would’ve been rude to refuse it.

I’m regretting not getting the chocolate colour one too, oh and the gold, silver, yellow – I might need to get back there soon I think!

I didn’t actually get the one thing I went for, which was a Cricut mat, as they didn’t have any.  Oh well, I was just being lazy by buying one retail, I will just have to pull together a wholesale order and include them for the Galaxy.

I did do one order for the shop today – there should be some Nestabilities on the way. As I’m not sure what they have in stock, I won’t load them onto the shop until I’m sure what’s coming.

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Summer in the Orient

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really quick card using my favourite Non-Seq set.

  • Stamps: all Non-Sequitur 85
  • Palette Noir ink
  • Blue card blank (Papermania)
  • Versamagic Dewdrop – Aegean Blue & Niagra Mist
  • Stormy Medium Cardstock (Prism)
  • Whisper White Cardstock (SU from Stampingcaz)
  • Maroon ribbon (Scrap Goods kit)
  • COPICS:  YG03, G99, B21, YR24, YG95, G21, R29, R20, C1 & BV23 (see the COPIC page for the colour names)

I think I might add some stickles to the flower heads – I feel the need for bling.

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